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Photovoltaic Modules (PV)-Universal Waste Management Regulations

On October 1, 2015, SB 489 (Monning, Chapter 419) was enacted to add section 25259 to Health and Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.5, Article 17, which authorizes the Department to adopt regulations to designate end-of-life photovoltaic modules that are identified as hazardous waste as a universal waste and subject those modules to universal waste management.

PV Modules (also known as solar panels) - Universal Waste Management Regulations Development Workshop

The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to provide feedback on the proposed regulations prior to DTSC beginning a formal rulemaking process on the management of end-of-life (waste) PV Modules.

Past Documents

August 22, 2017 Workshop Materials


Solar Panels Information and FAQs


July 19, 2016 Workshop Materials


Proposed Regulations Draft Text 2013\2014